Steps to help build a better board
Building better Not-For-Profit boards, planning for board succession, reviewing a boards performance will ensure a strong and sustainable board.
Board composition is critical for good governance and great performance.
The composition of a board is hard to get right, it is no easy task but makes a huge difference to a Not-For-Profit when it is right.
Some keys aspects of board composition to keep in mind when recruiting for your board is skills, background, experience, diversity and independence.
The role of being a trustee comes with alot of responsibility. The same level of investment should be put into the board as it would be paid staff.
Induction training for all new trustees should be provided as part of board recruitment to confirm their role is understood.
The full board should undertake board training annually or as often as they see fit so all trustees are up to date with their individual role, and the role of the full board.